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Agathon Léonard
La Cothurne

1901

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"La Cothurne" 1901 Gilt Bronze Approx 21.5" High (to raised hand) Signed and Dated Foundry Mark "Susse Freres" Originally modeled in white biscuit porcelain this Greek dancer is a from a set of eight created for a dining table. They were immediately successful when they were exhibited in the Sevres pavilion at the 1900 Exhibition. Individual figures could be ordered and "La Cothurne" proved the most popular. Their success led to the firm of Susse buying the right to cast versions in metal. Agathon Leonard (1841-1923) is one of the well-known French Art Nouveau sculptors. Born in Lille in 1841, he first studied there before moving to Paris where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Eugene Delaplanche. He gained recognition at the annual Expositiones Universelles, winning a Silver Medal there in 1889 and gold in 1900. His most important piece, Jeu L'echarpe, was the best known series of Sevres production at the turn of the century and sold out at the 1900 Expo in Paris and later was given as a gift by the French Gov't to Nicholas II at the Hermitage. His bronzes were cast at the Susse Freres Editeurs Foundry. He worked also in marble, quartz and ivory. He also produced Art Nouveau medallions, statuettes and pottery. His work is held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Abbeville and Nantes Museums. He became a member of the Societe des Artistes Francois in 1887 and the Society Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1897. He was made a chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1900.

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  • Creator
    Agathon Léonard (1841 - 1923, French)
  • Creation Year
    1901
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Missouri, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU74732666973

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